Issa Rae Takes Miami, Named Creative Director For 2024 American Black Film Festival

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Issa Rae’s success in film and television has garnered her the role of creative director for the 2024 American Black Film Festival (ABFF). The announcement was made on Tuesday, October 2 ahead of the annual film festival taking place June 12-16, 2024 in Miami Beach, Fl. As part of the role, Rae will work closely with ABFF founders Jeff and Nicole Friday to program the lineup for the festival’s 28th edition, Variety reports. The “Insecure” creator was “honored” to team up with the Fridays as a partner years after using the festival to introduce her early work. “As one of the first major festivals to showcase my work, ABFF continues to elevate Black creatives from the ground up, and I’m excited to join its co-founders and producers, Nicole and Jeff Friday, in that mission,” Rae said. The feeling is mutual for the Fridays who have watched Rae’s rise in media over the years and applaud her continued advocacy for Black creatives in the field. “Throughout the course of her career, Issa Rae has made an indelible impact within the entertainment ecosystem ranging from her wide array of roles – in front of and behind the camera – to her fierce...